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Delaware state senator faces transgression charges for installed handgun inside carry-on bag


Brian Pettyjohn
Delaware State Senator
Brian Pettyjohn.


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A Delaware state senator is confronting transgression charges after bringing
a installed handgun in his carry-on bag during a Salisbury Regional
Airport in Maryland Thursday, according to The News
Journal.

Sen. Brian Pettyjohn was roving to a Southern Regional
Education Board discussion in New Orleans, Louisiana, when
Transportation Security Administration agents detected a 9mm
handgun in his luggage.

Pettyjohn pronounced he had incidentally left it inside a laptop case.

“It’s only one of those things where we didn’t check that one
small flap, and there it was,” Pettyjohn pronounced to The News
Journal. “Sometimes mistakes happen, either you’re a legislator
or not.”

Pettyjohn reportedly has a permit for a secluded arms in
Delaware, though not in Maryland, The News Journal reported.

Pettyjohn was expelled but being arrested after authorities
interviewed him. The transgression charges opposite Pettyjohn can lift a
10-year jail sentence, a Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office
said.

“Personal insurance of myself and my family is of a utmost
importance,” Pettyjohn told The News
Journal.

“Hopefully cooler heads will overcome and we’ll try to find out
what they’re after here,” pronounced Bruce Rodgers, Pettyjohn’s
attorney. “There is positively zero that rises to a turn of
a transgression carrying a firearm to an airplane,” Rodgers said.

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